[ US /əˈdɑptɪd/ ]
[ UK /ɐdˈɒptɪd/ ]
  1. acquired as your own by free choice
    an adoptive country
    my adopted state
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How To Use adopted In A Sentence

  • The trend toward à la carte pricing - once the hallmark of no-frills, low-cost carriers - has in recent years been adopted by the legacy airlines, and will likely continue in 2009, as carriers try to boost what they call ancillary revenue. Latest News
  • This also suggests that this deity was first adopted by the tradition of the monastery of Sa-gya, [26] a hypothesis further confirmed by the reference in the founding myth to his being taken over by the holder of the Sa-gya throne So-nam-rin-chen (bsod nams rin chen). The Shugden Affair: Origins of a Controversy (Part I)
  • On the taxes proposed she said, "Those concerned by our wish list's ` nanny state 'implications might helpfully redirect their focus to the many unseen measures intentionally adopted by the food industry to shape our behaviour … It seems that without our knowledge or consent we are subject to the pervasive' nannying 'activities of industry. THE MEDICAL NEWS
  • Named Tecumseh after the Shawnee leader, he was rechristened William in a Catholic ceremony at age 9, after he was informally adopted by a prominent Ohio politician when his father died.
  • The New Style (NS.) was adopted by Catholic countries. Anson's Voyage Round the World The Text Reduced
  • The scientists cannot say if the "hominin" was male or female, but adopted the name tag "X-woman" because the discovery was based on maternally inherited DNA. The Earth Times Online Newspaper
  • The microprocessor adopts 89C52, and serial interface has adopted RS-485, can download and debug online, and connect with other equipments.
  • The Front adopted an aggressive propaganda campaign against its rivals.
  • The former schoolteacher is already a national hero in his adopted homeland. Times, Sunday Times
  • In addition there were various protocols to the Treaty and declarations adopted by the Member States.
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